The 152 Year Old Light Station is Open as of Friday, April 2, 2021!

The Point Arena Light Station Light Station Store, Indoor Museum and Outdoor Museum and are open daily from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The  Outdoor Museum is a self guided-tour.  (Occasional closures for maintenance, filming or special events will be listed on this page and our Home page). 

Hours of operation: Daily 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are not currently offering Tower Tours due to COVID-19 concerns. 

Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. The Lighthouse will close early on Christmas Eve so that our staff can get home to their family and friends. Hours on December 24 will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission to the Lighthouse:

Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. Members:  Always free!

Site Visit Fee (includes admission to Fog Signal Building Museum, Outdoor Museum and Light Station Store): $5 per person (12 years and up), children under 12 free

Site Visit Fee per vehicle discount rate (5 to 8 people per vehicle): $25 per vehicle

The Light Station does not offer any Site Visit Fee discounts (i.e.  AAA, AARP, Armed Services, Senior, Veterans, State Parks, National Parks, etc.).  Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. (PALKI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that owns the 23 acre Light Station and all the buildings and structures it contains.  PALKI receives no funding from any government agency and is not part of the State or National Park system.  We are completely dependent on our guests and members to “keep the light shining.”  Your visit helps us maintain the Light Station for present and future generations.  We appreciate your visit and support! 

The Light Station does offer free admission on the following days and/or categories:

  • Wind & Whale Celebration – Free to all (date varies each year)
  • Point Arena Light Station Anniversary (May 1) – The original Tower was first lit on this date in 1870. Free to all
  • National Lighthouse Day (August 7) – Free to all
  • Mothers Day – Free to mothers
  • Fathers Day – Free to fathers 
  • Veterans Day (November 11) – Free to veterans and active military with ID
  • Discover the Coast – Free to all (date varies each year)

The Point Arena Lighthouse is just a 2 – 4 hour drive from most of the Bay Area and Sacramento, on one of the most beautiful roads in the world – California Highway 1. Take your time coming or going, use the turnouts to take in the amazing views and visit the many regional and State parks along the way.